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July 25, 2019
A few months ago we posted an article about the prevalence of electric scooters in Paris and what would happen if someone in NSW was injured on or by an electric scooter. Here is an electric scooters update.
Well, Tom is on another holiday and reports from England that the UK Department for Transport has banned electric scooters from the roads and footpaths and had written to retailers advising them to remind purchasers of this when they are buying an electric scooter. This action has been taken following the tragic death in London of YouTube star Emily Hartridge who collided with a truck while riding her electric scooter and the serious head injury occasioned to a 14 year old boy who collided with a bus, also in London.
In NSW electric scooters are still banned from our roads and footpaths although there are trials taking place in Manly and Bondi. In one social media report of which we are aware an electric scooter user (not in those areas) was fined $2,500 for five offences including:
Using an Unlicensed Vehicle
Using an Uninsured Motor Vehicle
Using an Unregistered Motor Vehicle on road
Driving a Motor Vehicle on the footpath
Motor Bike Rider not wearing an approved helmet
We will keep you informed of any changes in the law or any relevant cases that arise.
Written by Belinda Cassidy
Belinda Cassidy holds the position of Special Counsel at Stacks Goudkamp. She had previously held the position of Principal Claims Assessor at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) for 18 years, and currently holds an appointment as a Claims Assessor under the Motor Accidents Compensation Act.
I could write a book as to how the last 4 years would have been different if not for Tom and his team.
The support, assistance, advice from the first conversation till even after the settlement was second to none from the team at Stacks Goudkamp.
Four years on and after many downs, my children and I have our lives back.
We are unable to THANK YOU enough, but know that you have changed our lives for the better in so many ways since the accident.